Hi all -
Here's my plan and the holes in it...
Fri late lunch - Portillo's (husband's heart's desire)
Fri dinner - L2O (seafood bliss for me)
Sat - waking up at Park Hyatt...is there worthy pastry very close by?
Sat lunch - I might be shopping in the Armitage/halsted area...where should we eat?If we're in Wicker Park, should we do Jam or Bongo or Longman and Eagle? What is the wait situation expected to be at these popular places? Any other fun neighborhoods for window shopping/eating I might be overlookng?
Sat dinner - i was thinking about le Bouchon for old time's sake. Is it worthy of one of my 2 chicago dinners this year? We don't want expensive or fancy after L2O the night before, but I do want great food. Should we do Longman and Eagle for dinner instead? What is the wait like ? Other casually fabulous neighborhood spots I need to consider? (husband has requested "not downtown") We aren't in love w/ the gastropub/comfort food/offal concept so Publican-esque doesn't thrill me.
Sun - we are unsure if we will drive to Madison on Sat after dinner or stay 'til sun morning. But in case we stay, please suggest a great brunch that opens earlier than 10. Downtown is OK on Sun.
Christmas Day - I have my fingers crossed that Tortas Frontera in ORD will be open.
Thanks so much!